Ryan Thompson

About me

My name is Ryan Thompson.  I live by Lake Huron, one of the Great Lakes, in SW Ontario, Canada with my wife, son & daughter, and our dog.

I am an Industrial Designer with a passion and drive to sketch, draw, render, and create products with a variety of materials and methods.  Designing anything from hand sketched and rendered hot rod & custom car concepts, to creating one off driftwood & steel lighting and furniture.  I am detail oriented, influenced by a bygone era, and most everything relating to the beach, surf, and hot rod culture.

 I created RTO-ryan thompson originals as the umbrella that incorporates my two businesses;

 1) – Mind’s Eye Concepts, which I started in 2002, doing hand drawn & rendered hot rod/custom car design, and illustrations for people and shops within SW Ontario.  I have drawn cars since I could hold anything that would make a mark, and designing hot rods & custom cars has been a lifelong pursuit and passion.

 2) – Washed Up Furniture Company, in its first year of operation, designing and creating one off lighting and furniture from the driftwood I collect along the shore of Lake Huron.  I mix the natural beauty of the wood with steel I hand form to create statement pieces that would proudly be displayed and used as functional furniture/decor.

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Home Studio

10396 Lakeview Ave Grand Bend